Feeding Mothers, Fighting Malnutrition: The East Godavari Experience

Rajahmundry (East Godavari district), Andhra Pradesh: The most significant difference between Ushasr...

Fast Growing States May Not Offer Best, Most Jobs: New Index

Delhi: High economic growth does not necessarily lead to better jobs, and states that do better on g...

Losing Their Fields And All Hope, Andhra Farmers Turn Daily Wagers

Tuggali (Kurnool district), Andhra Pradesh: B Chennaiah looked anxious as he waited with his family ...

From Health Clubs In Schools To Better Diagnostics In Govt Health Centres, How Telangana And Andhra Pradesh Are Attacking TB

Vijayawada/Hyderabad: In May 2016, 14-year-old Yesu from Vijayawada city was diagnosed with tubercul...

Southern, Western States Hit By H1N1 Virus

As many as 13,188 cases of Influenza A (H1N1) and 632 deaths due to the virus have been reported across the country this year till July 2017 compared to 1,786 cases and 265 deaths in 2016, according to this reply by union health minister J P Nadda to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) … Continued

Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

  Highlights * Marginal increase in women enrolments. * Bihar sees highest increase in women enrolments. * Kerala also sees high dropout rates.     Women constitute 48% of Indian population as per 2011 census but make up only 6 million of the 14 million students (42%) enrolled in higher education.   IndiaSpend’s Sourjya Bhowmick … Continued

Rajasthan’s Giant Solar Power Leap

The bad news; Only 25% of the target set for solar power generation has been met in Phase 1 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which ends next year, i.e. 2013. India needs to do more if it wants to harness solar power.   The interesting news: one state, Rajasthan, has commissioned and undertaken … Continued

Urbanisation Sounds Great But Who Has The Money To Fund It?

Most planners and economy watchers would argue for greater and faster urbanisation. Many, however, would not be aware of the largely dismal condition of state and urban local body finances which could potentially support the great shift.  Moreover, as IndiaSpend’s Prachi Salve finds out, effectively, only 5 states in India have the financial and administrative … Continued

South-Side Success Story, In Figures

Four South Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh – have played important roles in India’s growth story. The states also rank high on the human development front and poverty reduction.   IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta takes a look at some of the economic and social indicators of these states to get a … Continued

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A major grid power failure in India’s Northern Grid late Sunday (July 29, 2012) night affected at least 7 states badly. This in turn crippled services across the region, including the Railways. IndiaSpend’s Sourjya Bhowmick does a quick demand-supply report and finds that other regions of India, notably, the South, face similar peaking power gaps. … Continued